Al Faisaliyah Center

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Al Faisaliyah Complex
General information
Type Multi purpose, Residential, Office, Retail.
Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates 24°41′25″N 46°41′07″E / 24.69028°N 46.68528°E / 24.69028; 46.68528Coordinates: 24°41′25″N 46°41′07″E / 24.69028°N 46.68528°E / 24.69028; 46.68528
Construction started 1998
Completed 14 May 2000
Roof 267 m (876 ft)[1]
Top floor 195.0 m (640 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44 (30 above ground)
Lifts/elevators 44
Design and construction
Architect Foster & Partners

The Al Faisaliyah Centre (or Al Faisaliah Centre, Arabic: برج الفيصلية‎‎) is a commercial skyscraper located in the business district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the fourth tallest building in Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom Centre, Burj Rafal and Abraj Al Bait. It is also called Star Dome.[3]

History and structure[edit]

The construction of Al Faisaliyah Centre was completed on 14 May 2000.[3] It is about 267 meters high and consists of 44 floors.

The four corner beams of the Al Faisaliah Complex join at the top above a golden ball. Immediately below the ball is an outside viewing deck; at ground level, there is a shopping center with major world brands. The design is said[who?] to be based on that of a ballpoint pen. Inside the golden ball is a luxurious restaurant. There is a clear view of Saudi Arabia's other skyscraper, the Kingdom Centre, from the Al Faisaliah Center and the two buildings create a silhouetted skyline in the evening. The tower was designed by UK-based architects Foster and Partners and engineers Buro Happold. It is part of an Al Faisaliah Complex, which consists of a hotel, the tower, and two other buildings. The tower features several restaurants like 11a and the Globe and also has a cigar lounge at the top floor.


  1. ^ SkyscraperPage - Al Faisaliah Center, source: Foster & Partners
  2. ^ "Al Faisaliyah Center". SkyscraperPage. 
  3. ^ a b "Al Faisaliyah Center". Emporis. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

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